Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOSHUA 23\\

Joshua being old, convenes the states of Israel a little before his
death, \\#Jos 23:1,2\\; and in his address to them observes what God had
done for them, and would do, \\#Jos 23:3-5\\; and exhorts them to keep the
commandments of God, and cleave to him, and not to mix with the
Gentiles, and join with them in idolatrous practices, and then it would
be well with them, \\#Jos 23:6-11\\; but otherwise should they join with
them, and depart from the Lord, who had so faithfully and punctually
performed every good thing he had promised them, they might expect all
evils and calamities, utter ruin and destruction, to befall them,
\\#Jos 23:12-16\\.